Milan’s dining scene is much like its fashion scene, with new restaurant openings hotly debated and seats at Michelin-starred tables hard to come by. Whether it’s dyed-in-the wool traditional or contemporary fusion cuisine, you’ll eat some of Italy’s most memorable and sophisticated creations in this foodie hub. Milanese cuisine is based on local ingredients harvested at the perfect moment. Highlights include cotoletta, buttery veal wrapped in burnished breadcrumbs, and mellow yellow risotto Milanese (Po Valley carnaroli rice enriched with bone marrow and tinted with saffron). Other gold standards include osso bucco, veal shank stew scattered with gremolata (parsley, garlic and lemon rind) and pumpkin-stuffed sage-scented ravioli.